As a first year chemical engineer, Professor Rousseau taught me the first and most fundamental law of chemical engineering: mass in minus mass out equals accumulation. Chemical engineers and indeed all industrial engineers from the
The Australian Human Rights Commission is consulting with the community on the question of how technology affects vulnerable people. As digital innovation accelerates, new research on ethical machine learning and artificial intelligence is needed to inform public discourse, maximise the positive economic efficiencies from emerging technologies, and avoid unnecessary harms.
In Canberra this week, several hundred attendees celebrated the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. STEM teachers, basic scientists and applied scientists were acknowledged. The cycle of educating the next generation, of making new technical discoveries, and of turning technology into commercial reality form a basis for life-improving knowledge generation and economy-building activities that improve society. Congratulations to this year’s winners and keep up the innovation!